The much anticipated Conversation with Friends is set to air next week and after the success Sally Rooney's last small screen adaption received, the new show certainly has a lot to live up to. Normal People proved to be a revelation around Ireland when it aired back in 2020 during the Covid 19 pandemic .It gave people a new series to binge during what was a strange and abnormal time. The show ended up being streamed over 60 million times on BBC iPlayer and gave lead actors Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones a huge platform for their careers. Here's how to watch 'Conversation with Friends' in Ireland and when it airs.
How To Watch Conversation With Friends In Ireland?
'Conversation with Friends' airs in the UK on Sunday May 15th at 10pm on BBC Three. The same episodes will be aired in Ireland on Wednesday 18th May at 9:35pm on RTE One.
Episodes 1 and 2 will be shown back to back on Wednesday on RTE One at 9:35pm and 10:10pm. The series consists of 12 half hour episodes.
The programme will be broadcast every Wednesday evening for six weeks.
It can also be streamed on Hulu from May 15.
The show follows Frances played by Alison Oliver and her best friend Bobbi played by Sasha Lane, who had previously dated. The pair become close with a married couple Nick and Melissa, played by The Favourite's Joe Alwyn and Sex Education's Jemima Kirke.
Alywn is also the partner of global superstar Taylor Swift.
Oscar nominated Lenny Abrahamson directs the series, as he did with Normal People.
It's a first major role for Alison Oliver who spoke to the Irish Examiner about her screen debut and her thoughts on being part of such an experienced cast.
“Of course, I was nervous. I deeply cared about the project and about the character and I wanted to do my best. I was just like – I can’t believe I’m working with people I admire so much. I’d try to remind myself to not get bogged down by nerves and to see it as the wonderful thing that it was and to learn from them. They’re all so experienced and generous as actors. I really just tried to be open to watching them do their craft and learning from it.”